• Eddy, the wind turbine inspired by modern art by Urban Green Energy

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    Give a modern artist to create a wind turbine and he’ll probably come up with something like this. Eddy is a modern art rendition of a wind turbine, and no, it’s not meant for an art museum. Instead, it’s made to sit comfortable atop your home. The turbine manufactured by Urban Green Energy uses the vertical axis design, enabling it to harvest the power of the wind from all directions. Eddy measures 1.38 meters wide and 1.6 meters tall. The system weighs just 81 kilograms. The vertical axis design of the Eddy wind turbine makes it ideal for use in urban areas where buffeting occurs due to obstructions and obstacles. The turbine boasts a rated power of 600 watts with a cut-in speed of 3.5 meters a second and a maximum safe wind speed of 120mph and above. The blades made of carbon fiber and fiberglass spin at a maximum of 200 revolutions per minute. Eddy is designed to live for 20 years, a whole lot of time to generate enough green energy to power up your homes.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on May 26, 2010